The Evolution of Communication / Edition 1

The Evolution of Communication / Edition 1

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by Marc D. Hauser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262581558

ISBN-13: 9780262581554

Pub. Date: 05/27/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

Bound to become a classic and to stimulate debate and research, The Evolution of Communication looks at species in their natural environments as a way to begin to understand what the real units of analysis of communicating systems are, using arguments about design and function to illuminate both the origin and subsequent evolution of each system. It lights the way

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Bound to become a classic and to stimulate debate and research, The Evolution of Communication looks at species in their natural environments as a way to begin to understand what the real units of analysis of communicating systems are, using arguments about design and function to illuminate both the origin and subsequent evolution of each system. It lights the way for a research program that seriously addresses the problem of how communication systems, including language, have been designed over the course of evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262581554
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/27/1997
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
771
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Synopsis of the Argument1
2The Evolution of Communication: Historical Overview17
3Conceptual Issues in the Study of Communication71
4Neurobiological Design and Communication111
5Ontogenetic Design and Communication267
6Adaptive Design and Communication363
7Psychological Design and Communication471
8Comparative Communication: Future Directions609
References655
Index729

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